HyperDic: filament

English > 4 senses of the word filament:
NOUNsubstancefilament, fibril, stranda very slender natural or synthetic fiber
plantfilamentthe stalk of a stamen
bodyfilament, filuma threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
artifactfilamenta thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
filament > pronunciation
Soundsfih'lahmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > filament: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA very slender natural or synthetic fiber.
Synonymsfibril, strand
NarrowerbarbOne of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
chromatidOne of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis
cobweb, gossamerfilaments from a web that was spun by a spider
hyphaAny of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
myofibril, myofibrilla, sarcostyleOne of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber
paraphysisA sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia
rhizoidAny of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc
Broaderfiber, fibreA slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
Spanishfilamento
Catalanfibril·la, fibril, filament
Adjectivesfilamentousthin in diameter
filarrelated to or having filaments (especially across a field of view as in the eyepiece of a telescope)
English > filament: 4 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningThe stalk of a stamen.
Broaderstalk, stemA slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
Spanishfilamento
Catalanfilament
English > filament: 4 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningA threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells).
Synonymfilum
Narrowerhair, pilusAny of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishfilamento, filum
Catalanfilament, filum
English > filament: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current.
Part oflight bulb, lightbulb, bulb, incandescent lamp, electric light, electric-light bulbelectric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
Broaderwire, conducting wireA metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
Spanishfilamento
Catalanfilament

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